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[REBOL] Re: the utility of 'bind

From: maximo:meteorstudios at: 21-Jan-2004 19:12

> -----Original Message----- > From: Tim Johnson [mailto:[tim--johnsons-web--com]] > Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2004 5:34 PM > To: [rebol-list--rebol--com] > Subject: [REBOL] Re: the utility of 'bind > And I find that seeing how different languages handle things > helps *me* alot. I wrote a 'first function for python that - > is more verbose than referencing by index but more clear... > especially when going from a language that references an > initial element as '1' to one that references an initial > element as '0'.
funny, cause I too have some rebol mechanics ported to python... One notable example is that I have implemented the 'select mechanism in python (although 0 based). And I use it often. I find its much easier to handle than poking around with objects and classes for MANY situations. Plus I have less specifics to remember. If everything uses lists, then there is less concern to remember all the commands in dict and tuple datatypes (cause yess they are all individual and many little things are missing in all of different series datatypes in python... This alone drives me crazy). many don't see that rebol not only gives you its distinctive syntax, but also uses some mechanics and an application design approach which is different than other languages. there is something about the universal and consistent rebol way of thinking which makes many other languages such a pain to learn (like python).
> Permission to use your example?
of course, use at will!!! -MAx